If you need to put on weight, try starting the day with this nutritious and calorie-packed granola
For some people, it can be very difficult to gain weight. If this sounds familiar, this delicious and healthy sweet potato granola could help.
It’s packed with nuts, which are rich in healthy fats, and high-energy dried fruits. The oats and sweet potato provide a serving of starchy carbs.1
Sweet potato granola
Makes 16 portions
- 2 tbsp coconut oil *
- 100ml maple syrup *
- 250g oats *
- 300g nuts *
- 50g mixed seeds *
- 1 sweet potato, peeled
- 150g dried fruit *
- 4 tbsp honey *
* Available at Holland & Barrett
Preheat the oven to 160°C/140°C fan. Melt the coconut oil in a small pan and stir in the maple syrup.
Measure the oats, nuts, and seeds into a large bowl, and pour the coconut oil and maple syrup mixture over the top. Stir together.
Finely grate the sweet potato and stir it into the granola mixture. Divide between two trays and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Toss thoroughly and then add the dried fruit and honey and bake for a further 10-15 minutes or until golden.
Allow the granola to cool completely on the trays before transferring to a sealable bag or tub. Keeps for up to two weeks.
Serve with Greek yoghurt or milk, and top with mixed berries.
Advice is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP before trying any remedies.
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1. Healthline. The 18 best foods to gain weight fast. Available from: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/18-foods-to-gain-weight#section1